Self-Guided Learning Overview
The purpose of the Pure Tone Screening Tutorial Modules and Implementation Tools is to prepare early care and education providers to successfully implement evidence-based hearing screening and follow-up practices with children 3 years of age or older. Individuals and programs using these resources should obtain assistance from a pediatric audiologist who can demonstrate proper techniques and provide feedback to learners. The instructional content is divided into 4 learning sessions and upon completion of all sessions, participants will be able to:
- Plan and implement a Pure Tone hearing screening program
- Explain how Pure Tone screening works
- Conduct Pure Tone screenings on young children
- Outline the follow-up steps when a child does not pass the Pure Tone screening
- Access resources for tracking children through completion of the Pure Tone screening and follow-up protocol
- Access additional tools and resources that support successful Pure Tone hearing screening program development and quality improvement
It is strongly recommended that participants in the self-guided learning process screen as many children as possible after completing the final learning session. Engaging in program-wide screening is optimal so that the skills acquired during the sessions can be applied and reinforced immediately.
About Self-Guided Learning
Using the Self-Guided Learning approach, you advance through Video Tutorial Modules 1 - 11 and the accompanying Implementation Tools during 4 Learning Sessions. Within each Learning Session there are 3 types of activities in which you will:
- View the Video Tutorial Modules
- Complete a hands-on practice exercise
- Complete a brief, online practice exercise report to receive a Certificate of Completion. After submitting each report, you will be given an opportunity to print a Certificate as documentation of your reported activities. (A copy will also be emailed to you.)
Before you start
✓ Make sure you have fully operational Pure Tone Audiometry equipment available for use during your learning process.
✓ If at all possible, identify a local pediatric audiologist or other individual with experience conducting Pure Tone screening with young children who can assist you through your learning process.